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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 64

800 N 1st St
Springfield, IL 62702
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Dr. Hammer's Specialties

  • General Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Memorial Medical Center
701 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62781
Saint Johns Hospital
800 East Carpenter Street
Springfield, IL 62769

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Springfield Clinic First
Springfield Clinic First
800 N 1st St
Springfield, IL 62702
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    Dr. Hammer's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
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    • Adrenalectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Colectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
    • Gastrotomy
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
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    • Thoracentesis
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Atelectasis
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulum of Esophagus
    • Empyema
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
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    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Ventral Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Hammer

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1976

    Residency Hospital

    Memorial Medical Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hammer & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Hammer's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Memorial Medical Center

    • Saint Johns Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.7
    • 19 Star Ratings
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    4.7 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hammer to family and friends

    4.7 out of 5

    19 responses

    Dr. Hammer's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.6 out of 5

    16 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.6 out of 5

    17 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.5 out of 5

    17 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    18 responses

    Experience with Dr. Hammer

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.6 out of 5

    19 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.7 out of 5

    19 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.5 out of 5

    19 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.4 out of 5

    19 responses

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    Springfield Clinic First
    800 N 1st St
    Springfield, IL 62702
    (217) 528-7541 (Office)
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